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anne-born's picture
Jan.20.2014
There's a very compelling commercial for skiing in Park City, Utah on TV now.  The gist is to identify where you came from so the ad can reinforce how quickly you can get there and start skiing.  There are happy skiers from Indiana, from New York, from Minneapolis, and everyone in the ad...
cynthia-brian's picture
Apr.20.2013
Get community service credits in your shorts! Volunteer to help Be the Star You Are!® literacy charity on May 11th between 10-4pm at the Rheem/Moraga Car Wash. 

We are looking for 30 volunteers. We can use 15 volunteers per shift. Three-hour shifts are from 10am-1pm and 1pm-4pm. One hour of...
stacey-ritz's picture
May.08.2012
  “I do this because…plain and simple, the need. There are so many unwanted pets that if not for transport, they would be destroyed- when all they need is moved to organizations with resources to place them. I think that without all volunteers that there just would be a lot of good animals...
steven-belanger's picture
Feb.12.2012
photo: Audiobook of Speak, from booksamillion.com.  (Wikipedia's image was very faint.)   I volunteered to make a CD from the tapes of this title, so I figured I'd get some computer work done at the same time.  I do that from time to time for free.  I tell the people how long...
pamela-ferris-olson's picture
Nov.14.2011
Erin Curtiss is a midwife in Seattle. Haiti has a desperate for midwives. Women in Haiti are fifty times more likely to die during childbirth than women in America. Erin volunteered to go to Haiti to lend a hand. She was unprepared for what she discovered. Read her story on my Living in the...
jennie-shortridge's picture
Oct.24.2011
We writers are an odd bunch. We choose lives in which we sit alone all day in front of computers. Not in cubicles, not in rows of other computers, mind you, but completely, entirely alone. All day. Did I mention every day? Now, this is fine if you’re deep in the “introvert” range of the Meyers-...
geralyn-abinader's picture
Oct.14.2011
After 3 years of procrastinating I finally went to the homeless shelter in our neighborhood and proposed a documentary video class I've always wanted to do. Met with amazing enthusiasm, the director said they could afford a photography class and so my 'Telling Stories with Pictures" class was born...
mark-miller's picture
Oct.12.2011
I am involved with a new Christian radio station preparing to go on the air in Central Florida. As this is a non-profit, it will rely heavily on volunteers and pledges. WTYG 91.5 FM will broadcast out of Sparr, FL, but we still need a little help. Maybe you've heard of Kickstarter? It's a great...
mary-wagner's picture
May.04.2011
I can't say enough about writing for free, as long as you do it with passion and enthusiasm and joy! I got my first break into freelance writing about twenty five years ago, when I was a young soccer mom with an infant and a toddler.  I had been a newspaper reporter before starting to raise a...
keiko-amano's picture
Mar.24.2011
  A Japanese physicist and excellent writer, Terada Torahiko wrote, "It's easy to be overly scared or not scared at all, but it's difficult to be scared legitimately. It is so true.  With that note, I have translated the following article from Asahi newspaper of March 23, 2011. This is not...